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Julius Caesar in Iambic   You’ll learn to                          love this…
Iambic Pentameter – WHAT IS IT? What is Iambic Pentameter? Iamb - A foot (pair of syllables) containing an unstressed sy...
Blank VerseUnrhymed lines of poetry written in iambic pentameterThis is what most of Julius Caesar is written in
Iambic Pentameter Examples U    /     U        /   U   /   U   /   U      /“You blocks, you stones, you worse than sense l...
Iambic Pentameter Examples“Wherefore rejoice? What conquest brings he home?”“Friends, Romans, countrymen lend me your ears"
Why Iambic Pentameter? Iambic Pentameter is the meter that most closely resembles normal  human speech patterns. But why...
Give it a try  I would not, Cassius, yet I love him well.But wherefore do you hold me here so long?   What is it that you ...
Three Types of Speeches
Monologue LONG speech made by ONE person to another character (“Friends, Romans, Countrymen…”)
Soliloquy LONG speech made by ONE person to NO ONE else The audience/reader is only supposed to hear Speaker’s mental t...
Aside SHORT speech/phrase by ONE person to NO ONE else The audience/reader is only supposed to hear Something that migh...
Character Rank Those characters who are more important in the play Those who have large speaking roles Those who have v...
What is Being Emphasized in this           Passage? sound it out…“Cowards die many times before their deaths;The valiant n...
Pretty Cool, huh          See, how can you not          love iambic          pentameter? Doesn’t          it just make you...
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Iambic Pentameter - Julius Caesar

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Iambic Pentameter - Julius Caesar

  1. 1. Julius Caesar in Iambic You’ll learn to love this…
  2. 2. Iambic Pentameter – WHAT IS IT? What is Iambic Pentameter? Iamb - A foot (pair of syllables) containing an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable. Penta: means five  Iambic Pentameter is a single line of five feet written in iambic iambic pentameter A line of poetry that contains five pairs of iambs (10 syllables total).
  3. 3. Blank VerseUnrhymed lines of poetry written in iambic pentameterThis is what most of Julius Caesar is written in
  4. 4. Iambic Pentameter Examples U / U / U / U / U /“You blocks, you stones, you worse than sense less things!” 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ~Marullus in Act 1.1.34-37
  5. 5. Iambic Pentameter Examples“Wherefore rejoice? What conquest brings he home?”“Friends, Romans, countrymen lend me your ears"
  6. 6. Why Iambic Pentameter? Iambic Pentameter is the meter that most closely resembles normal human speech patterns. But why use meter at all?  You can do things with meter:  The commoners speak in prose  Those in high society speak in iambic  Act 1.1 is an example of this
  7. 7. Give it a try I would not, Cassius, yet I love him well.But wherefore do you hold me here so long? What is it that you would impart to me? If it be aught toward the general good, ...
  8. 8. Three Types of Speeches
  9. 9. Monologue LONG speech made by ONE person to another character (“Friends, Romans, Countrymen…”)
  10. 10. Soliloquy LONG speech made by ONE person to NO ONE else The audience/reader is only supposed to hear Speaker’s mental thoughts
  11. 11. Aside SHORT speech/phrase by ONE person to NO ONE else The audience/reader is only supposed to hear Something that might be said under one’s breath
  12. 12. Character Rank Those characters who are more important in the play Those who have large speaking roles Those who have vital information to give
  13. 13. What is Being Emphasized in this Passage? sound it out…“Cowards die many times before their deaths;The valiant never taste of death but once.Of all the wonders that I yet have heard,It seems to me most strange that men should fear,Seeing that death, a necessary end,Will come when it will come.”
  14. 14. Pretty Cool, huh See, how can you not love iambic pentameter? Doesn’t it just make you want to speak in iambic for the rest of your days?

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